Monday, January 26, 2009

Playing together

Big girl playing at the kitchen. I can't believe she can do this already!

Thinking back to the first six weeks after today was born, I didn't think that Ty would like his sister very much but boy was I wrong! Ty loves playing with Tatum now. They will be in Ty's room playing and I will go in there and Ty will tell me to go back and it's just Ty and Tatum playing. Little did I know that it would only take a few months for them to become the best playmates!

Naked buns

Oh so cute! It's only when you are baby you can get away with walking around your house naked.

Daddy Sleeping?

This is what happens when you have a little too much fun the night before. Ty kept going in our bedroom saying, "shh, daddy sleeping." I decided not to teach him the word hungover yet. Ty was shining the flashlight in Pat's eyes and he didn't budge. Pat and I don't go out very often but on Saturday night we went to the Skagit CC Baseball at auction at the Swinomish. Pat ended up staying out until 2:30am and then getting up at 2pm the next day! I wouldn't have minded so much but Tatum ended up getting a horrible cold and only slept for about an hour that night. So I didn't get any sleep and then I had to take care of a sick baby, a toddler and a "big baby" on Sunday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

First Tooth

Tatum got her first tooth this weekend. She wasn't fussy at all, all of a sudden there was a tooth. I hope she is that way when she gets all of her teeth.

I know you all probably don't care about alot of my posts but I put alot of important events on the blog so when I go to do their scrapbooks it's easy for me to remember when and what happened. I have already forgotten alot of them. Oops!

The Park

Pat and I ran to the park this weekend with the kids. Tatum loved the swing, she could have stayed on it for hours. It felt so good to feel the sun and play outside. As usual, I tried to get a picture of Ty but he wouldn't stay still so it's not very good of him but I still think he is cute!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obanana

I tried to get Ty to watch a little of the inauguration today on the television and explain to him what an important and amazing day it is, he humored me for a few minutes and acted like he cared. I showed him President Obama and he said, "President Obanana." I laughed, but after a couple more practices he now says President Obana, so he is close. I don't like to get political but wow, this is probably going to be the most exciting inauguration in my lifetime.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tater Bug, Tater Bug

Dear Tatum,
Can you be a better baby? Daughter? I love the way your hair gets puffy and crazy as the day goes on. I love how you smile and laugh all of the time. I love how you love your big brother Ty. You are getting so big so quickly. I can't believe you are crawling all over the house, pulling yourself up to a stand, and saying dada. I do wish you slept a little better at night and didn't poop so much but I wouldn't change anything about you...You are perfect!
I love watching you as you try to figure things how do I get this box open? I love seeing your face as you figure it out. You are so proud of yourself.

I love your crazy hair, your pretty blue eyes, and your rosy red cheeks.

I love that you can play with with a toy for hours and not get bored. I love kissing your chubby little cheeks. I love your open mouth kisses that you give back to me.

Tater Bug, Tater Bug, I Love you.
Tater Bug, Tater Bug, Yes I Do!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Keeping busy

A couple of weeks ago Tatum fell asleep while my dad was rocking her.
Then she fell asleep on Pat's mom last week. But she won't fall alseep on me!

Tatum loves to climb on Ty, he likes it for the most part.
A little bear crawl, Tatum getting on her hands and feet.

Ty likes to feed Tatum

Tatum is sporting a Pacific University Future Boxer t-shirt. I got it for free for submitting her birth announcement in the Alumni news. I had a little chat with Tatum and told her that she is probably not going to Pacific because it will put her in the poor house like her mommy. I think she understood.

I thought I would start getting bored staying home with the kiddos, but that hasn't been the case. It has been nice staying busy the last couple of weeks, it sure makes time fly. Normally I am pretty good at keeping the blog updated frequently but it has been over a week since my last post. As I am typing this I realized why. Well...Tatum is very busy and doesn't like to nap that much during the day and Ty has decided that he doesn't need a nap anymore. He lays in his crib (thank goodness he is still in a crib and can't get out!) and talks to himself and kicks the end. I go in there to try to get him to sleep and he tells me, "I awake mommy." He is tired but he just won't sleep. Tatum is so busy, she finally took a long nap today, it was so nice. I thought for sure once she started crawling everywhere she would be so tired from moving that she would take long naps...not so much.

I have finally decided to get my big butt moving and lose some of this baby weight that hasn't come off. I guess eating whatever I want is not a way to lose weight. Darn it! Pat and I have been working out everyday. Pat's dad comes up to watch the kids while we go running or hiking(Thanks Tom!). So after the kids go to bed and we have picked up the house, I have felt like doing nothing but watch mindless TV like Momma's Boys, The Bachelor and True Beauty.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A baby model?

Tatum did a little modeling today for a chocolate company in Mukilteo. I was a little bummed at Tatum's performance. If you know Tatum, you know she is always smiling and laughing but when it came time to get her picture taken, she was so serious and wouldn't smile. I think part of the problem is that there were so many candies, chocolates, snowflakes and trees around her that she didn't know what to do. I think this a cute picture but not a great picture of her. She is supposed to be a "baby snow princess." If you can't read it, the caption says "Chocolate Chases My Blues Away."
Since I am posting this picture I should mention who took the picture: Vicki Derks Photography in Mukilteo located near the the ferry and the chocolate company is Rose Hill Chocolate Company.

Monday, January 5, 2009

If you give a baby a cookie...

Then she'll want to eat more baby food.
Then her mom will realize she doesn't need to use a bib because the baby is already a mess.
Then the mama will give the baby the spoon.
Then it's time to give the baby a bath.

And then it's time to get dressed for the evening.
Just to start the same routine all over again...soon!

Rub-a-dub-dub there's two in the tub

I usually give them baths at different times but I was short on time so I put them both in the tub, they loved it!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

This it Ty's first New Years date, Grace. She is a cutie, as parents we approve of his choice in women already. We will have to talk to Ty about his choice in take-out, I don't think McDonalds will cut it when he's older.

This is was the first time since Ty was born that we stayed out this late for anything! We went over to a friend's house for New Years to celebrate and we had a great time. We brought the kids and my mother-in-law picked up Ty around 8:30 to bring him home and put him in bed (Thanks Maggie!) and Pat and I stayed and had a great time. Tater slept most the whole time, so it actually did feel like we went out without any was much needed! Anyways, Happy New Year!